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Find more Shorter relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 343 less people named Shorter in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 3,025 people named Shorter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% less people named Shorter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,682 people named Shorter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 65%, or 409 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 22% of adults were unmarried
  • 35% were children

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As Shorter families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • They most commonly lived in Mississippi
  • 77 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Georgia
  • 3% were born in foreign countries